Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Kim | 2010/02/23

Q.

flu symptoms

Hi Doc!

I have a slight flu, nose blocked, head congested. I have a 10 and half month old boy. Should i be concerned in any way that i could be carrying a germ over to him. Is there anything that i can take, as i am still breastfeeding, only at night though. Maybe i could take something in the morning before work.? pls advise

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I would prefer you not to take anything other than Panado for your symptoms and to keep your nose clear with a saline nasal spray such as Sterimar.You do run the risk of infecting your baby. The cold and flu viruses are normally very catchy. Be sure to wash your hands well each and every time before touching him.

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